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Olaf Kranse

Olaf Kranse

PhD student
Plant-parasitic interactions

ok297 [at]

I’m a PhD student working in Sebastian Eves-van den Akker's group working on plant parasitic nematodes. Largely our understanding of nematode parasitism is held back by the lack of tools to study them (both molecular and high throughput). My project aims to build the solutions to allow us to study plant-plant parasitic nematode interaction more efficiently and in more detail, and how to use that knowledge to build resistance against this pest.


Kranse, O.P., Ko, I., Healey, R., Sonawala, U., Wei, S., Senatori, B., De Batte, F., Zhou, J. and Eves-van den Akker, S., 2022. A low-cost and open-source solution to automate imaging and analysis of cyst nematode infection assays for Arabidopsis thaliana. bioRxiv.

Kranse, O., Beasley, H., Adams, S., Pires-daSilva, A., Bell, C., Lilley, C.J., Urwin, P.E., Bird, D., Miska, E., Smant, G. and Gheysen, G., 2021. Toward genetic modification of plant-parasitic nematodes: delivery of macromolecules to adults and expression of exogenous mRNA in second stage juveniles. G3, 11(2), p.jkaa058.